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Igreja de São Lourenço de Almancil

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Rua da Igreja
8135-027, São Lourenço


A church with a baroque architectural composition, it has, in its interior, tiles of the 1700's by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes. This set, which represents scenes of the patron saint's life, is one of the most important in the country

Fonte Benémola

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8100, Querença


Located in the "freguesias" (an administrative subdivision) of Querença and Tôr, the Classified Site of Fonte Benémola is an area of great beauty, where the stream of Menalva (with some natural springs) is the habitat of a flora made of ash-trees, weeping willows, tamarisks and laurustines. The fact that there is water all year round attracts a great diversity of animals, namely kingfishers, titmice, herons, bee-eaters and otters.

Castelo de Loulé

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Rua Dom Paio Correia, 17
8100-564, Loulé


As so happens in several towns of the Algarve, on can see the presence of various peoples in Loulé: phoenicians, carthaginian, romans and moors, who take over the city in 715. The Christian reconquest occurs in 1249 and in 1268 the fortress is reconstructed and enlarged. Later, in the 16th century, it is rebuilt. Currently, there are still some vestiges in the Rua da Barbacã, Largo da Matriz and Rua Rainha D. Leonor.

Ruínas do Castelo de Salir

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Rua dos Muros do Castelo
8100, Salir


At the time when the Christians were pressing to reconquer the land, this moorish monument was part of the province's rural defenses.

Convento da Graça

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Rua Dom Paio Peres Correia
8100-524, Loulé


All that is left of this gothic temple is the gothic portal, sided by two even columns of polished marble with chapiters with vegetal decoration. The last archivolt is furrowed with stylized flowers and there is a star with six beaks at the top.

Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada

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Praça de Gonçalo Velho
9500-063, Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada

These doors represent the main entry into Ponta Delgada and are the real ex-libris of the city. Its three imposing arches built in the 18th century open to tourists all Ponta Delgada has to offer. Next to the Doors of the city stands the statue of Gonçalo Velho Cabral and the old buildings of the square with the same name of the browser.

Início da Escadaria para o Bom Jesus

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Estrada de São Pedro - EM587
4715-260, Bom Jesus


Long staircase dating from 1723-1837 which serves as Calvary to the church dedicated to Santa Cruz. Along the ascent, passing by some stations of Golgotha that lead to spiritual Church completed in 1811 by Cruz Amarante.

Porta de Santo António

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Rua Dom Fernão
5300-025, Bragança


This is one of the doors of the castle of Bragança, featuring a round arch.

Castelo de Castelo Branco

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Rua do Mercado
6000-108, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Much sought after by tourists, what remains of the Albicastrense Castle rises in an area overlooking the city. It was built by the Templars in the Middle Ages, this despite the traces of human presence in that area in pre- and proto-history, having been surrounded by a line of walls and towers. In the precinct of the fortress, in the citadel, were the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo and the Palácio dos Alcaides. This fortification was part of a defensive system that bordered the Tagus River.

Igreja Matriz de Aldeia Viçosa / Igreja de Santa Maria

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Rua da Cerca, 1
6300-025, Aldeia Viçosa


Baroque church of longitudinal plant, consisting of a nave, a chancel narrower, a quadrangular Tower and a sacristy adossadas the left side façade. Inside, more properly in the chancel, we highlight the main altarpiece and the ribs covered with gilt.

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